1. Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez Announced as UFC 188 Co-Main Event

    The UFC's return to Mexico just got a boost, as the promotion announced that the co-main event will be a long-awaited lightweight fight between former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez and former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 1 month ago 7,933 reads 88 comments

  2. UFC Lightweight Gilbert Melendez Open to Fighting Conor McGregor at 155

    Gilbert "El Nino " Melendez wants to welcome Conor "Notorious" McGregor to the UFC's lightweight division...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 1 month ago 20,286 reads 47 comments

  3. Gilbert Melendez Eager to Get Back on Track, Open to Fight with Eddie Alvarez

    Gilbert Melendez isn't a fighter who is willing to settle for anything less than his best, and he's determined to get his career back on track...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 11,510 reads 32 comments

  4. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker: January 2015 Edition

    There is an art to matchmaking in combat sports. While some fights come together with natural ease, most bouts are formed through a hectic process of evaluation...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 4,966 reads 14 comments

  5. UFC: Gilbert Melendez Is Officially Stuck in No Man's Land

    Sometimes it’s go big or go home. In MMA , more often than not, that attitude sees something spectacular happen in the cage...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 16,025 reads 27 comments

  6. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker: December 2014 Edition

    There is an art to matchmaking in combat sports. While some fights come together with natural ease, most bouts are formed through a hectic process of evaluation...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 6,142 reads 23 comments

  7. 5 Fights for Gilbert Melendez

    Gilbert Melendez has long been a staple in the lightweight division. For years, he was considered one of the best fighters of any weight class outside of the UFC...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 4 months ago 8,575 reads 11 comments

  8. UFC 181: Anthony Pettis Makes Up for Lost Time, Subs Gilbert Melendez in 2nd

    Like riding a bike. For nearly seven minutes on Saturday, it appeared Anthony Pettis was going to have trouble shaking off the rust...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 26,577 reads 53 comments

  9. Gilbert Melendez vs. Anthony Pettis: What We Learned from the Title Fight

    After nearly a year of waiting for it to go down, UFC 181 allowed Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez to settle their score in the Octagon...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 4 months ago 7,448 reads 10 comments

  10. UFC 181: Pettis vs. Melendez Round by Round Recap and Analysis

    Anthony Pettis retained his UFC lightweight title in his first defense with a guillotine finish of Gilbert Melendez...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 4 months ago 3,775 reads 0 comments

  11. Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    Gilbert Melendez is legit. With good boxing, a hard-nosed approach to the fight game and the ability to exchange in close quarters, he's as good as a contender can be...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 2,245 reads 8 comments

  12. UFC 181 Bold Predictions: It's Time for Johny Hendricks, Anthony Pettis to Roar

    The champions are finally healthy, and the challengers each ready to take their second shots at UFC gold. Parallel storylines, you guys! As Saturday night's UFC 181 kicks off ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 25,858 reads 54 comments

  13. UFC 181: Gilbert Melendez Gets 2nd (Maybe Last?) Chance to Prove He's Best

    If you’re Gilbert Melendez , you must be pretty happy with how it all worked out. In quieter moments, perhaps you can even marvel at your own good fortune...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 10,193 reads 21 comments

  14. Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Anthony Pettis defeated Benson Henderson to claim the UFC lightweight title in an impressive first-round submission victory in August 2013. He'll step in to defend his title on Dec...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 4 months ago 10,091 reads 19 comments

  15. Anthony Pettis Defends Duke Roufus in Light of Dennis Munson, Jr.'s Death

    UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, one of the most notable members of Milwaukee's Roufusport fight camp, is defending team founder Jeffrey "Duke" Roufus in the aftermath of the death of one his fellow gym goers...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 4 months ago 7,778 reads 12 comments

  16. UFC 181: Gilbert Melendez Is Ready for War

    It has been a long time since Gilbert Melendez competed in a mixed martial arts fight. This is not to say he has not been busy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 9,999 reads 26 comments

  17. 5 Former Strikeforce Fighters Who Are Threats to UFC Gold

    When the UFC purchased Strikeforce back in March 2011, it was first believed that the organization was going to continue to operate under then-President Scott Coker...

    Bradley Popkin Written by Bradley Popkin about 5 months ago 6,648 reads 10 comments

  18. The Ultimate Fighter 20: Jessica Penne vs. Lisa Ellis Live Blog & Analysis

    We are now heading into the third episode of The Ultimate Fighter season 20! Team Pettis has come out on top of both fights so far this season, with Randa Markos upsetting Tecia Torres and Joanne Calderwood edging out Emily Kagan ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 6 months ago 3,904 reads 8 comments

  19. Is the UFC Making a Concerted Effort as of Late to Stack PPVs?

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship has had quite the hard time fighting off its critics this year. One of the main reasons that many have taken to their pitchforks and torches is the ...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 6 months ago 4,895 reads 25 comments

  20. Benson Henderson: How He Can Keep His Motivation After a Stunning Defeat

    Benson Henderson is one of the most polarizing individuals in the UFC’s lightweight division. The former champion seems to garner more hatred every time he steps into the cage...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 7 months ago 2,171 reads 5 comments

  21. UFC Fight Night 49 Results: 3 Fights for Benson Henderson to Take Next

    It's probably safe to say no one saw that coming. Riding a win streak of a couple of fights (19 non-Anthony Pettis fights if you want to get crazy with it) and looking like ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 7 months ago 24,819 reads 53 comments

  22. 8 Fighters with the Most Fan-Friendly Styles

    Whether you’re of the brand who only tunes in when Anderson Silva steps into the cage or the type that watches every single MMA event regardless of the shape of the cage, ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 8 months ago 327 reads 38 comments

  23. Gilbert Melendez Talks TUF 20 and Upcoming Title Shot Against Anthony Pettis

    For Gilbert Melendez , the ultimate prize may be off in the distance, but he has never taken his mind off the UFC lightweight title. He will have his shot against Anthony Pettis at the UFC's 2014 year-end event in December...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 9 months ago 13,656 reads 54 comments

  24. Dropping Knowledge: Gilbert Melendez Breaks Down UFC Fight Night 42

    The team of analysts for the UFC on Fox Sports 1 and Fox broadcasts has been providing the most in-depth coverage that mixed martial arts has seen in its 20 years of existence...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 10 months ago 4,050 reads 1 comments

  25. Gilbert Melendez, Mark Munoz and Joseph Benavidez Talk the Importance of Balance

    The lives of professional fighters are filled with uncertainty; their successes and failures play out in the public eye for all to see. When the cage door closes and the battle of wills begins, it becomes a matter of opportunity...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 5,321 reads 2 comments